Here is my A-line dress with some ric- rac pockets. :)
Kinda looks like the circus:).
plus lots of Pocket tutorials and ideas!!!!!!
Simple A-line dress tutorial:
*Take one of your daughters dresses and fold in two. *Take 2 pieces of your fabric fold one in two then the other. *Take the two folded pieces and place them on top of each other then place the dress on top *Trace the dress giving one inch extra seam allowance as your trace along the dress. *Cut out. * I then took one dress piece and cut the neckline in more of a circle for the front of the dress. (also you need to make sure the dress will go over the child's head if you are not putting in buttons or a zipper.)
You can use this pattern over and over with so many variations.
I recognize this is not a detailed tutorial. It was just SOOOO easy I wanted to share just in case others needed an encouragement jump start. This is a perfect project for a novice.
This tutorial is very similar to mine but with some added details and the pockets are big and darling!!
|Source: From the blue shed|
Here are some more wonderful helps and ideas for pockets.
I made this little Circus dress for DRESS A GIRL around the world sew along ~April 2012. This was my first ever dress and sew along and it turned out pretty good I think. I used whatever I already had in house for fabric and and such. The dress is made from a sheet like material and the pockets are up-cycled from some old pj pants. :) I think I can do better next time so it will be fun to make a few fro my girls this summer.
In my west corner....slowly learning to sew and using whatever I have to do it,